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Advice and services

Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced dental advisers.

Contact BDA Advice teams via: advice.enquiries@bda.org or call 020 7935 0875.

Expert members - Besides our advice and BDJ in Practice articles, Expert members also have access to our full range of practice templates (170), checklists and audits.

Using the Expert template policies

Download

Open the template and save it in a folder on your PC. The way you organise them will be unique to you, which is why we’ve listed ours in alphabetical order.


Read

Read it from start to finish to see if there are amendments you want to make specific to your practice. The customisable fields are shown in red italics. Call our advisers to discuss your situation and we’ll help you develop the policy to safeguard your business.  


Personalise

Add in your practice’s information, and the details of staff responsible. Add the date to the document.


Share

Let your colleagues see it and discuss it at a team meeting. Talking about changes needed to implement the policy, or responsibilities team members have within it is the best way to get it adopted.


Implement

This isn’t just filing the policy as a reference document for a national standards inspection, it’s ensuring everyone knows the processes involved, the actions to be taken and when it needs reviewing.


Review

Make a date to review the policy to ensure it is still fit-for-purpose.


 

GDPR/Data protection

Advice on GDPR, protecting information, CPD course, seminars

Practice ownership

Business continuity, business plans, buying, selling, renting, leases, planning permission, practice finances

Employing staff

Contracts, pay, maternity, sickness, disciplinaries, grievances

Associates

Working in general practice, contract checking, careers opportunities, seminars

Health and safety

Autoclaves, waste, infection control, radiation, risk assessment

National quality standards

CQC, HIW, RQIA,
CPI (Scotland)

Legal obligations

Complaints, confidentiality, data protection, freedom of information, disabled access

Patient care

Consent, sedation, treatment plans, prescribing, referrals, recalls, out-of-hours, collecting fees

Safeguarding

Advice, child protection, online training, seminars

Pensions

NHS pensions, universities, armed forces, staff auto-enrolment

Tendering

NHS commissioning, preparing for and submitting a tender

NHS

NHS dentistry - England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales